SOG A8Chailey Common SouthSat 08 January, 2022

Planner and assistant

Planner and assistant

Near: Chailey
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race



Thank you so much for coming to my event today, it was particularly nice to see so many new faces - well done for giving it a go. A big thank you to everyone who helped with parking, setting up, control collecting, road crossings, map printing, kit supply, SI team and all those other jobs that go unseen. I really enjoyed planning on this area and wanted to make the courses as technical and diverse as possible with varying terrain, leg lengths, loops, and lots of twists and turns - and a good smattering of mud. The map gives you a false sense of confidence and looking at the results I think many people were caught out at one point or another. I particularly enjoyed watching my younger brother fly past control one on the blue. Thanks again. Scarlet.


Is a web app for sharing and comparing orienteering routes. You can draw your own route or upload a GPS track from your watch. It also allows you to watch an animated replay with a simulated mass start.

Pre event info

Fast and furious we're expecting some quick times - if you can keep your head navigating Scarlet's courses. Last chance to run on this great area for a while, so come and enjoy it at its best. The bracken is flat and the going is good!

SOG Series Info

SOGs are friendly club events where children and newcomers are very welcome. Yellow and Orange courses are suitable for children to run on their own with a bit of practice. Adults are welcome to shadow children until they are confident to go on their own. Green and Blue courses are run or walked by any age group - you can race competitively or just enjoy the woodland.

There are two series of events - autumn and spring of approximately 8 events each. Electronic timing (SI) is used.

Help on the day always appreciated.

Volunteer here

Enquiries here

Location Info

Nearest town: Chailey

* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.

Directions / Parking

Chailey Heritage School. Lewes Rd, Lewes BN8 4EF

Park as directed at the school.

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There is a manned road crossing between the Parking/registration area and the start/finish. Parents are encouraged to supervise their own children at this crossing.

Public Transport

Haywards Heath train station.

Course Information

Yellow (1.1km), Orange (1.8km), Green (4.3km), Blue (5.0km).
There is a manned 1 minute timed out road crossing on Green and Blue courses.

Entry Details


Senior: £5.00
Non-member senior supplement: £2.00
Senior Chip hire: £1.00
Senior Enhanced Chip hire: £2.00
Junior: £2.50
Junior Chip hire: £0.50
Junior Enhanced Chip hire: £1.00

SO juniors enter for free using the special discount code. Check club website or Email the event organiser for further information.

For questions on entering via racesignup please contact the club captain.


9.45am - 10.45am

Start Times

10.00am - 11.00am. Courses close 12.30pm

Map Details

1:7,500 with 5m contours

Terrain Description

Fast open area, bracken is flat, soggy in places, running is good. Extensive path network, many smaller paths are not mapped. A patchwork of gorse, marshes, mixed woodland and numerous earth features make this a dynamic area for quick navigation combined with route choice options.
The area is shared with dog walkers and horses. Please be courteous.

Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed


No facilities

No key drop


Safety bearing: Head north to the road and then travel east on road verge to school.

The area is used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders please give them space to pass safely.

Clothes can be left in the start area. Full leg cover required.


  • Allow others to social distance if they wish to do so.
  • Avoid touching the start, finish and control units.
  • Move away briskly from the start and all controls.
  • Take time to recover before making your way to download.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Scarlet Heap



Photo Gallery

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Forget the gulley, where is the pot of gold?

Forget the gulley, where is the pot of gold?

Some pits and trenches may have water in them.

Some pits and trenches may have water in them.

Road crossing

Road crossing

Bracken - flat as a pancake. YES YES YES!

Bracken - flat as a pancake. YES YES YES!